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dc.contributor.authorRyan, Qing X.
dc.contributor.authorAstolfi, Cecilia
dc.contributor.authorBaily, Charles
dc.contributor.authorPollock, Steven J.
dc.contributor.editorEngelhardt, Paula V.
dc.contributor.editorChurukian, Alice D.
dc.contributor.editorJones, Dyan L.
dc.identifier.citationRyan , Q X , Astolfi , C , Baily , C & Pollock , S J 2015 , Validation of a conceptual assessment tool for E &M II . in P V Engelhardt , A D Churukian & D L Jones (eds) , 2014 Physics Education Research Conference . PERC Proceedings , American Association of Physics Teachers , pp. 231-234 , Physics Education Research Conference 2014 , Minneapolis, MN , United States , 30/07/14 .
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dc.description.abstractAs part of an ongoing project to investigate student learning in upper-division electrodynamics (E&M II), the PER research group at the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a tool to assess student conceptual understanding: the CURrENT (Colorado UppeR-division ElectrodyNamics Test). The result is an open-ended post-test diagnostic with 6 multi-part questions, an optional 3-question pretest, and an accompanying grading rubric. This instrument is motivated in part by our faculty-consensus learning goals, and is intended to help measure the effectiveness of transformed pedagogy. In addition, it provides insights into student thinking and student difficulties in the covered topical areas. In this paper, we present preliminary measures of the validity and reliability of the instrument and scoring rubric. These include expert validation and student interviews, inter-rater reliability measures, and classical test statistics.
dc.publisherAmerican Association of Physics Teachers
dc.relation.ispartof2014 Physics Education Research Conferenceen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPERC Proceedingsen
dc.rights© 2014 American Association of Physics Teachers and the article authors. This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license ( Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the published article's author(s), title, proceedings citation, and DOI.en
dc.subjectPhysics education researchen
dc.subjectCourse transformationen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleValidation of a conceptual assessment tool for E&M IIen
dc.typeConference itemen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen

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